Performance mindset what it takes to be the best.

Performance Mindset – What does it take to be your best?

Three of the world’s greatest athletes know something that separates them from the competition.  This well-kept secret allowed them to perform beyond the limits of anyone around them. All three, well known for their mental toughness and determination to get it done. So what do they do differently?

They use HYPNOSIS.

Michael Jordan 6 time NBA champion and 2-time gold medal winner used Hypnosis to get focused on performance.

Tiger Woods, winner of three Masters and 18 world golf championships also used hypnotic anchors before his shots and frequently underwent Hypnosis as part of his training.

Usain Bolt, the fastest man to run 100m in 9.69 seconds and winner of nine Olympic Gold Medals attributes his calmness and focus to Hypnosis.

The world’s BEST use HYPNOSIS.

They are not alone, in fact, Hypnosis for performance coaching is becoming part of the competitive landscape. Why? Hypnosis allows the mind to automatically choose calmness, confidence and focus during times of increased physical output and stress.

You’ve probably watched the Australian swimming team on the blocks doing weird rituals before a swim; these are all part of Hypnotic induction.  Calming them and slowing their minds down to a perfectly relaxed and focused space.

Frequently athletes can be short of confidence following injury, or missed opportunity. Sometimes a team that is low in confidence will frequently lose, despite the team having greater skill and better players.

Using Hypnosis, we can create very simple and effective feelings in athletes that instantly wash away old habits, remove any automatic anxious feelings and restore confidence and certainty. Very Very Quickly.

So if you’re missing that old you on the field, or something doesn’t feel right whilst competing. Hypnosis is just the thing to get you to your BEST.

Anxiety and the Boogeyman. What they have in common.

In Australia, it’s estimated that 45 percent of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. In any one year, over 2 million people have anxiety. So why is this so common and what can be done about it?

So many people that I have successfully helped beat Anxiety, do not recall knowing how or why it started. Suddenly they began experiencing a feeling in their chest, hands, heart etc and this lead them down a spiralling path to panic and overall doom. Except it didn’t kill them. It can’t and never will. In fact, anxiety and panic are only that and nothing more. It can’t hurt you. It can only frighten you. Anxiety has never hurt anyone physically. It has and will continue to torment you unless you face the fear head on.

People who are anxious have developed a particular set of skills to deal with, what many consider to be a normal physiological response. That is, an anxious person learns how to react or behave in response to an event, trigger or in some cases absolutely nothing obvious. The triggers most often are a new found awareness in the body. It is your mind becoming aware of something that is alway there, a blood vessel dilating, an artery spasm, a pressure change, a valve releasing etc. The only difference is that you noticed it and now ask a very important and dangerous question.

WHAT WAS THAT?

This internal question begins the process of the Fight or Flight response. A perfectly resourceful way to deal with stress and fear.

The flight or flight response is a series of neuro-chemical/hormonal and physiological responses that create the symptoms of anxiety. However, the symptoms are not a disease (heart attack, lung cancer, or multiple sclerosis as patients often fear) they are the direct result of fear. NOTHING MORE. So your fingers tingling, chest tightening, throat choking, stomach spasms are simply a direct result of the fight or flight mechanism.

This cycle once beginning, loops and inevitably stops because no one has anxiety all the time (i.e. 24 hrs a day, every day). Only to occur again at some random time.

I remember when I was a little boy, sometimes I would lie in bed and for some reason, I would think of someone hiding in the closet. This happened randomly and sometimes would occur over consecutive nights, or cluster just like anxiety can. When it did happen I was so frightened that the more I thought about it the worse I felt and the more afraid I became.

Typically when this happened I could become too scared to even move. I would sit so still and hope that it would go away often sulking myself to sleep. Then one night I decided to do something VERY DIFFERENT. It was very difficult and was extremely scary, except it worked.

I used all the courage I had, got out of bed, turned on the light and looked inside the closet. Only to realise there was nothing there. There was NOTHING TO BE AFRAID OF. And the fear began to subside. This is the realisation that will help you beat Anxiety.

Below is a simple diagram of how the fight or flight response can cause physical symptoms.

Fighting the fear is an effective and simple first step. So what else can you do? Hypnosis and NLP, when used together, can allow you to remove the associated/attached memories and triggers from your unconscious stopping the anxiety cycle. Allowing you to take control. Stop being afraid of the past and move towards a bright and compelling future.

If you want to beat Anxiety and stop the fear, do something that takes courage, but works. If you’re curious, but scared make the first step. Call me and have a chat. Open that door. NOW.

What do you believe in? Life change in a few hours

Have you ever wondered why some people are able to get more from life than others? Curious to know what their secret it?
Well, change is something that can happen in an instant – however, for most people they don’t know how to change.

Most people simply wait and wait for things to change, but waiting doesn’t work. What happens in they then create beliefs around the idea, that then affects the way they experience the rest of their lives carrying a new rule to their experience.

Recently I was dealing with a person who described themselves as having anxiety. Normally when I hear this I listen very carefully to the rules in which they describe the problem. Basically, he was telling me exactly how he decides to be anxious and when he chooses it. Except he had no idea he was choosing it. In fact, he insisted that it just happens and nothing can be done about it because it is automatic.

The thing is we often experience something and don’t truly understand it. In fact, we can’t. As people, we make our own meaning to events based on our own past experiences and understanding.

What was fascinating about this person was his belief about what was possible. He closed himself to the possibility of change and guess how that was for him. Debilitating.

Fortunately, he was desperately seeking change and I took the opportunity to shift his belief about what is possible.

How? By asking him one simple question.
The question was; “how do you know”?
“I mean what makes you decide nothing can help”?
His answer; “Because nothing has before”.

Now, reading this, you can appreciate that he can’t possibly know that. Simply because nothing has worked yet, that cannot mean that nothing ever will. This simple limiting belief was the thing stopping him from being free.
If you were to ask him now how his anxiety is you would hear “I don’t do anxiety anymore”.

I’m curious, what are your limiting beliefs? So many people have used Hypnosis and NLP successfully that your beliefs could be stopping you from a bright and compelling future. The one you truly deserve.